Brave the elements–it’s worth it

About a month ago, this little gem arrived in my inbox from Farmer John at Camps Road Farm. This is too good not to share.

I know what you’re thinking, and you’re right

How’s that for a click-baity email subject line? I’m two cups of coffee in and I cannot help myself.

I know what you’re thinking, “It’s cold and rainy outside, I want to stay inside and be snuggly.” Well, if you’re not thinking it, I know I certainly am. But then picture this:

The temperature is dropping down to 5 degrees tonight after the 50 degree yesterday. There’s freezing temps, black ice, and frigid winds in the forecast. It’s ok though because this morning you went to the New Milford Farmers’ Market and you’re roasting a chicken from Camps Road Farm.

Your house is full of the comforting aroma of roasted goodness. The temperature in your house is that much more comfortable with having the stove on. As you sit and enjoy the glass of beer you got from Kent Falls Brewing Company you dream about eating the pickles you got from Mountain View Farm, and the potatoes and spinach you got from Fort Hill Farm.

You can’t wait for dinner so you take the edge off by dipping bread from Wave Hill into hummus from Riverbank Farm. Dinner hasn’t even happened yet and already you’re looking forward to the steak and eggs you’ll have for breakfast tomorrow from Happy Acres and Kimberly Farm.

What I am saying here is, food is joy. There are a collection of people who have made it their job to make sure you get that happy feeling in your belly. We would love to see you this morning.

New Milford Farmers’ Market
East Street School
50 East St. in New Milford (right on 202 near CVS)
From 9 – 12:30

While this is a shameless plug for the market, I hope you enjoyed the picture I painted here. I certainly enjoyed writing it. It’s time to go pack the van. I hope to see you soon.

Farmer John

Indeed John, your vivid imagery certainly motivated me to get out and brave the elements! While I have enough local food stores on hand to get through nearly the entire winter, I still like to get out there and see what the farmers have for us in the winter. But damn, it was cold! Thanks John for getting me out of my comfort zone to get some more fixins for comfort foods.

See you at the New Milford Farmers Market.

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